31 01, 2016

“Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”

By |2016-01-31T08:31:30-07:00January 31st, 2016|Thoughts|

                            “Tell Me the Truth, Moses, What Really Happened at the Red Sea?”   After years of devastating slavery, God aided Moses in leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Several days after the Exodus, the erstwhile slaves reached the banks of the Red Sea, also called the Sea of Reeds. They felt trapped and [...]

7 06, 2015

Ancients, including Jews, believed their god functions only in their territory

By |2015-06-07T04:57:09-07:00June 7th, 2015|Thoughts|

                         Ancients, including Jews, believed their god functions only in their territory   Many scholars contend that in the ancient Near East people believed that there were many gods, the power and presence of a god was localized in the territory inhabited by the worshiper, and did not know that all lands belong to [...]

24 03, 2014

Tazria – Abarbanel’s interpretation of the Naaman tale

By |2014-03-24T06:40:05-07:00March 24th, 2014|Thoughts|

                                                                                        Tazria                                                 Abarbanel’s interpretation of the Naaman tale[1]   Shabbat and holiday synagogue Torah readings are followed by a recitation from one of the books of the prophets. The reading is called haphtarah or haphtarot in the plural. The name means conclusion,” and is so called because it follows and ends the Torah [...]